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Building Stress: a survey of building control staff

This survey is the latest in our Damage series of reports which looks at the impact of austerity cuts on the country’s public services and the people who deliver them. It shows a group of workers who are short-staffed, overworked, stressed and long overdue a pay rise. This report reveals a dedicated workforce committed to ensuring […]



Public service employers are leaving Scotland’s apprentices facing an uncertain future, says UNISON.

That is the conclusion of UNISON’s survey – A Fairer Start: a survey of apprentices in Scotland’s public services – released today (Tuesday). The report is the latest in UNISON Scotland’s damage series which looks at the impact of austerity cuts on the country’s public services and the people who deliver them. The survey reveals […]



A Fairer Start: A survey of apprentices in Scotland’s public services

This survey is part of UNISON Scotland’s damage series which looks at the impact of austerity cuts on the country’s public services and the people who deliver them. The survey reveals a group of workers who are plagued by job insecurity. The track record of employers providing employment for apprenticeship schemes is patchy but generally […]



Violence against public service workers doubled in a decade, says UNISON

UNISON’s annual Violence at Work Survey 2016 is launched today (Friday 21 October)  at UNISON health and safety conference at the University of Stirling. It shows a rise of 20,000 to 40,000 violent assaults per year in the last decade (2006 to 2016), against public service workers in Scotland. With a significant increase in violent assaults against local […]



Stress levels of Scotland’s college staff reaching breaking point, says UNISON

A UNISON Scotland survey has revealed more than four out of five college support workers have experienced stress at work, with one in five becoming so sick they were unable to work. Support staff from 17 colleges participated in the survey which revealed shocking levels of stress and bullying in Scotland’s colleges. Some of the […]



‘ICT should focus on providing better services not cuts’ says UNISON report

Date: Monday 30 November 2015 A UNISON Scotland report Disconnected, published today, 30 November 2015, claims that ICT services should focus on better services. The report highlights that ICT systems are all too often seen as a way of providing cheaper rather than improved public services. This UNISON report is qualitative research of ICT staff across Scotland working across […]



Violence at Work: A Survey of UNISON employers and Staff in Scotland 2015

UNISON Scotland is publishing today Violence at Work: A Survey of UNISON employers and Staff in Scotland 2015. It shows an increase of 1,227 assaults compared with 2014. The total recorded assaults on public sector workers in Scotland in 2015 was 38,279. This compares to 20,000 in 2006. UNISON report included a survey, to ask […]



Big increase in assaults on public service workers, says UNISON

Date: Friday 23 October 2015 UNISON Scotland is publishing today (23 October 2015) Violence at Work: A Survey of UNISON employers and Staff in Scotland 2015. It shows an increase of 1,227 assaults compared with 2014. The total recorded assaults on public sector workers in Scotland in 2015 was 38,279. This compares to 20,000 in […]



Scottish Police Authority / Police Scotland Opinion Survey – UNISON Statement

Date: Friday 2 October 2015 The release today (2 October) of the long awaited Staff Survey is a golden opportunity for the Scottish Police Authority and Police Scotland to genuinely engage with police support staff and for both organisations to genuinely commit to responding and acting on the findings of this staff survey. The findings […]



Staff morale at rock bottom in Scotland’s colleges, says UNISON

Date: Friday 25 September 2015 A UNISON report from a survey of staff in Scottish colleges, shows real problems caused by funding cuts, the college mergers programme and unaccountable college senior managers – and real concern amongst staff that education services for students are declining.  The report Learning the Hard Way is published today (25 September 2015) […]